Children will be creating their own calendar based on festivals throughout the Japanese year. There will be one lesson a month where they will focus on Months, Dates, Days whilst learning about the main events during each month.
During Term 1 children will be introduced to iconic Japanese animals and flowers that appear in Hokusai’s work and create their own woodblock print based on selections they make from the vocabulary available to them.
Lesson 1 – They will learn how to express a simple opinion suki (like) kirai (hate) kowai (scary) kawaii (cute). The option to extend a response with a simple reason will available as an extension challenge.
Lesson 2 – Animal names will be learnt through Hoksai’s pictures and children will select their preferred animal to create their own woodblock print. Eg Mitsubachi (Honey Bee)
Lesson 3 – Flower names will be learnt through Hoksai’s pictures and children will select their preferred flower to create their own woodblock print. Eg Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
Lesson 4 – Colours will be recapped, providing an opportunity for children to select the appropriate colour for each part of their woodblock print. Eg Aka kudasai (Red please)
Lesson 5 – The children will then describe their woodblock print verbally and through writing using the vocabulary built up during this unit. Eg kiiro mitsubachi to pinku sakura
Below are a selection of Hokusai’s most iconic works.